Items tagged: Champaign

Enforcement to Reduce Celebratory Gunfire during 4th of July Holiday Season

Champaign Police Department to Enforce Reduction of Celebratory Gunfire during the July 4th Holiday Season What:  Celebratory gunfire remains a problem in many cities, particularly during the July 4th holiday season, and sadly, it can often have tragic results when innocent people are hit by the bullets and injured or killed. The reality is that any bullet discharged…
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City of Champaign Approved for $3.5 Million Section 108 Loan

HUD APPROVES $3,524,000 LOAN GUARANTEE TO CHAMPAIGN, IL The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it has approved a $3.5 million loan guarantee under Section 108 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to the City of Champaign to provide financial assistance for the Bristol Park…
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Champaign Hosts National HOME Investment Partnership Program Training

The City of Champaign hosted a training course from the National Community Development Association (NCDA) focused on practitioners in the federal HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME program).  The three day course included 18 practitioners from around the country and three local staff.  The event was offered at the Champaign Police Department, which provided great accommodations…
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Community Resource and Spring Fling Fair at Garden Hills

Neighborhood Services Department, in partnership with the Champaign Unit 4 Schools’ Title 1 Program, Community Matters, the United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association, and the Champaign Police Department entertained and educated approximately 500 patrons on Monday May 19th at the Community Resource and Spring Fling Fair held at Garden Hills Elementary School. Outside, 60 children participated…
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Champaign Connection – Episode 41

The latest episode of Champaign Connection debuts June 1st and runs thru the end of July 2014. Dorothy David (City Manager) reflects back on her first year as City Manager, and talks about  the new experiences she has enjoyed and the City’s continued successes.  Hear why she says Champaign’s future is filled with new and…
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Crime Stoppers Shred-It Event on Saturday, May 31st

Protect your identity. Keep your old documents out of the wrong hands. The best way to protect yourself against identity theft is to make sure your personal information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. And just a few minutes on your part could make a huge difference. Join Crime Stoppers of Champaign County Saturday, May…
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Champaign Police Department Seeks the Public’s Help to Solve Weekend Shootings

Community partnerships are the foundation of effective crime prevention and community policing. Therefore, the Champaign Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in solving gun crimes committed over the past four days. Since May 22, 2014, the Champaign Police Department has responded to approximately 15 gun-related incidents; five (5) shootings, seven (7) shots heard…
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Fire Update – 523 Nathaniel Burch Drive

CFD Fire Information Report  Narrative: The Champaign Fire Department responded to the report of a working fire on the exterior of a building at 523 Nathaniel Burch Dr. Upon arrival fire crews found fire showing on the exterior of the building. Crews quickly extinguished the fire. There were no injuries to fire personnel or citizens…
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Bradley Avenue Closure – Gas Leak

In order to repair a major gas leak, Bradley Avenue, between Market Street and Fourth Street, is closed. Other intersecting roads closed in the area of the leak are: Oak Street at Bradley Avenue; North Chestnut Street at Bradley Avenue; and North Clock Street at Bradley Avenue. Oak Trace Apartments on Bradley Avenue were evacuated….
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Police Conduct Shooting Investigations (Eureka at State Street and 800 N. State)

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating two N. State Street shooting incidents.  The most recent shooting occurred on Friday, May 23, 2014 at approximately 9:33 p.m. in the area of Eureka and State Streets (1000 N. State Street). Police responded to the area after witnesses reported hearing six or seven gunshots.  Witnesses also reported…
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